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Cheesy Quinoa Bowl

Posted Jun 27 2012 8:57am

Wednesday is starting out to be better then the past few days, I am still holding out for a miracle.

I received this picture from Jeff as soon as I walked into work and this little guy warms my heart I can’t wait to smother him with kisses and believe me I will.

In an effort to cheer myself up yesterday I wanted a gallon of dulche de leche and graham cracker plus a zillion clodhoppers from 16 Handles some sort of comfort food for dinner.

Something that Jeff and I eat pretty much on a weekly basis is Laughing Cow Mac and Cheese, we love it, well I love it and Jeff likes it. I don’t know that he would ever say he loved food unless it was a pepperoni turnover, pizza or a mint chocolate chip milkshake.

But he likes it so I will take it.

I was in the mood for something cheesy and didn’t want the usual pasta, so I decided to use quinoa and thought it could either taste really good or really bad.

It tasted fantastic! The nuttiness of the quinoa mixed with the cheesiness was so good.

Qunioa Mac and Cheese (adapted from this recipe )

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa (I only had the tricolor on hand)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 chicken sausages ( I used sun dried tomato) (apple chicken sausage is a good one as well)
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
3 Laughing cow cheese wedges (I used original light but any flavor would do)
1/4 cup shredded cheese of choice
a splash of fat free milk

Directions 1.) Place 1 cup quinoa and 1 1/2 cups chicken broth in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the liquid is gone.
2.) Saute chicken sausage and tomatoes on a skillet sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
3.) Once you quinoa is done, add you tomatoes and chicken sausage. Add 3 laughing cow cheese wedges, cheese and splash of milk. Mix all together and enjoy!

I hope you like this recipe as much as I did!

…I can’t tell you what Jeff thought because he had a pepperoni turnover for dinner last night..

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